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August 21, 1933 Annular Solar Eclipse

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What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

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When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 24.3 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginAug 21 at 02:52:06Aug 20 at 10:52:06 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginAug 21 at 03:54:25Aug 20 at 11:54:25 pm
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 05:48:47Aug 21 at 1:48:47 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endAug 21 at 07:43:08Aug 21 at 3:43:08 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endAug 21 at 08:45:23Aug 21 at 4:45:23 am

* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Aug 10, 1934

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Afghanistan
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:24 am TMT10:05 am AFT
Australia
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:04 pm 6:15 pm ACST
Bangladesh
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:28 am 1:05 pm
Egypt
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:11 am EET7:07 am IST
India
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:36 am IST1:14 pm IST
Indonesia
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:00 noon WIB4:38 pm WITA
Iran
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:18 am TMT11:23 am IST
Iraq
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:52 am AST8:23 am AST
Israel
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:02 am IST7:09 am EET
Jordan
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:52 am EET8:12 am AST
Libya
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:47 am EET6:02 am CET
Malaysia
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:57 am 4:18 pm WITA
Myanmar
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:17 am 2:16 pm
Pakistan
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:28 am IST11:45 am IST
Palestine
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:05 am EET7:09 am EET
Syria
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:53 am EET8:16 am AST
Thailand
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:04 am ICT2:59 pm ICT
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:50 am CET6:01 am CET
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:49 am WET4:59 am WET
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 am 8:20 am
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:53 am CET5:59 am CET
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:22 am TMT8:25 am
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 am GST9:26 am GST
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 am MSK8:04 am MSK
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am CET5:56 am WEST
Bhutan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:05 am IST12:26 pm IST
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:50 am CET6:01 am CET
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:12 am IOT11:01 am IOT
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:14 pm 4:13 pm
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:15 am EET7:05 am EET
Cambodia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:26 am ICT2:53 pm ICT
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:06 am WAT5:48 am WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:06 am WAT5:56 am CET
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:11 am AFT3:37 pm CST
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:36 pm CXT3:25 pm CXT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:03 pm CCT2:39 pm CCT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am CAT5:41 am WAT
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:49 am CET6:01 am CET
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:04 am EET7:09 am EET
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:43 am CET5:59 am CET
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:43 am CET5:56 am CET
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am EAT8:03 am EAT
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:00 pm TLT4:37 pm WITA
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 am 7:03 am CAT
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am EET6:58 am EET
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am 7:37 am
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 am EET6:55 am EET
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:29 am WEST5:59 am WEST
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am 8:20 am
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:51 am CET5:58 am CET
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:27 am EET7:04 am EET
Guam
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:23 pm 5:45 pm
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:46 pm HKT3:27 pm HKT
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:30 am CET6:01 am CET
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:02 am CET6:01 am CET
Japan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:15 pm 4:19 pm
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:01 am 12:03 pm ALMT
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 am 7:16 am
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:41 pm GILT6:45 pm GILT
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:45 am CET6:02 am CET
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am AST8:35 am
Kyrgyzstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:08 am 2:03 pm CST
Laos
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:38 am 2:46 pm ICT
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:29 am EET8:00 am MSK
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:58 am EET7:10 am EET
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:27 am CET5:58 am CET
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 am MSK8:00 am MSK
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am WEST5:57 am WEST
Macau
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:45 pm CST3:27 pm CST
Maldives
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:46 am MMT11:29 am MMT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 am CET6:00 am CET
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 pm 6:14 pm
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:08 pm 6:02 pm
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am MSK8:05 am EEST
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 am WEST5:58 am WEST
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:44 am HOVT1:23 pm ULAT
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:50 am CET6:01 am CET
Nauru
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 pm NRT6:26 pm NRT
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:49 am IST12:21 pm IST
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 am 5:56 am WEST
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 pm NCT5:52 pm NCT
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am WAT5:56 am CET
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:28 pm 3:21 pm
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:41 am CET6:02 am CET
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:25 pm 4:41 pm
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:46 am CET5:51 am CET
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:56 am GST9:46 am GST
Palau
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:57 pm 5:18 pm
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:19 pm PGT5:35 pm WIT
Philippines
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:12 pm 4:14 pm
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am MSK8:01 am MSK
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 am GST9:28 am GST
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am MSK8:05 am EEST
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am 12:55 pm ULAT
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am EAT6:17 am
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 am CET5:59 am CET
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 am 8:42 am
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am EEST6:02 am CET
Singapore
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:19 pm 3:29 pm
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:29 am CET6:01 am CET
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:59 am CET6:00 am CET
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 pm SBT6:37 pm SBT
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am 7:46 am
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:24 pm JST3:41 pm JST
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am 6:52 am CAT
Sri Lanka
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:22 am IST12:40 pm IST
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:08 am CAT7:05 am CAT
Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:35 am CET5:55 am CET
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:23 am CET5:58 am CET
Taiwan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:58 pm 3:28 pm
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:05 am AFT2:05 pm CST
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 am 6:47 am
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am CET5:59 am CET
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:55 am EET8:44 am TMT
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:57 am 10:51 am
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am 6:38 am CAT
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am MSK8:11 am MSK
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:55 am GST9:37 am GST
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:30 am BST5:55 am BST
Uzbekistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:01 am 11:56 am
Vanuatu
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 pm VUT5:47 pm VUT
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 am CET5:59 am CET
Vietnam
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:11 am ICT2:58 pm ICT
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am 8:27 am
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 am EET6:53 am EET

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.)

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse1,050,000,00056.75%
At least 10% partial954,000,00051.18%
At least 20% partial813,000,00043.62%
At least 30% partial713,000,00038.25%
At least 40% partial599,000,00032.14%
At least 50% partial515,000,00027.67%
At least 60% partial460,000,00024.71%
At least 70% partial377,000,00020.22%
At least 80% partial298,000,00016.01%
At least 90% partial187,000,00010.07%
Totality or annularity39,100,0002.10%

* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.

An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: August 5, 1933 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: September 4, 1933 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse